Author Archives: Sharon Knight

About Sharon Knight

Sharon Knight is a nationally touring musician captivated by magic, mystery, and the epic. She has used music as a means to explore the otherworldly for most of her life. She is co-founder and front woman for neo-tribal folk-metal band Pandemonaeon, and also has a solo acoustic project rooted in Celtic tradition. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends most of her time doing weird things with folk music. You can find her at www.sharonknight.net and www.pandemonaeon.net

For Love of the Sea

I have just returned from my favorite place in all the world.  Jenner by the Sea, a small community on the Sonoma Coast where the Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean. This section of coast is one of the … Continue reading

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Sonic Alchemy – the Song of your Soul

As I have two Sonic Alchemy workshops coming up, I figured it would be a good idea to talk about Sonic Alchemy a bit, and explain exactly what it is. If you know me at all, you know I love … Continue reading

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Love – it isn’t just for Hallmark Cards Anymore

Love has become cliche. It seems trite now, a meaningless hippie platitude.  Love is not all we need. We also need water. And oxygen. And preferably, all our limbs. We need banks to stop robbing us blind. We need a … Continue reading

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In Honor of Beauty, Mystery, and a Life Well Lived

Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, one of my closest friends died. It wasn’t unexpected. But it did come more suddenly than we thought. The whole thing seemed to happen so fast.  Last year, we had plans to visit her … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Stories

One upon a time there was a girl with stars in her eyes. She had tumbling red curls and a song in her heart. But she realized, she was sad. She had abandoned her dreams. So one day she turned … Continue reading

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20 Penises

Several years ago, a friend and I went to the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.  As you probably know, San Francisco is sex-positive mecca, (or a den of debauchery, depending on your viewpoint), and the Folsom Street Fair is … Continue reading

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The Quest for Enchantment

I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like to lately. I think it’s because I feel I have to be brilliant somehow. To say something deep and insightful. But I don’t always have something deep and insightful to say. … Continue reading

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Racism and Cultural Preservation in Modern Paganism

As I sit here NOT heading up to the Stella Natura festival this weekend, it seems a good time to explore my own thoughts about racism, and the prominent place it still apparently holds in the ancestral traditions I value. … Continue reading

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World Domination Summit – Giving to the World, Being True to Ourselves.

Perhaps this red sign seems a bit ominous for my report on Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit, which I attended July 4th weekend. And yet, when I came across this photo, it really cut to the core of what I … Continue reading

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Neofolk Romantique – It isn’t just for music anymore.

Hello friends! I have an announcement to make! This year has entailed a lot of soul searching as far as how to do my sweet little music career in a way that keeps it fun and creative, so that I … Continue reading

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